Last month when Elon Musk conducted a poll asking if he should step down as head of Twitter and claiming he would abide by the results, I contradicted his claim. I wrote the following in The Palmer Report: “Expect him not to step down. That’s also what fascists do, conduct polls or hold elections then refuse to abide by the results.” As you now know, brothers and sisters, Musk lost that poll. I was right, he didn’t step down. He shamelessly ignored the results of the poll.
I am not psychic. I just know my fascists and my narcissists, and Elon Musk is both. That is how I was able to predict that he wouldn’t step down. I’ll let you in on another secret about narcissists like Musk. They are often big losers and big cowards. Again, Musk is both.
First about Musk being a loser. Narcissists are also braggarts and as such they are too often incautious. Their incaution sometimes leads to huge mistakes. They frequently wade into situations where they are unqualified and ill prepared. Musk’s disastrous takeover of Twitter is a case in point.
Thanks to his spectacularly bad Twitter takeover his fortunes have flagged with his popularity and stock portfolio, and now Elon Musk just became the first human in history to lose two hundred billion dollars. That’s right, $200 billion. With a “b.”
I remember a time not too long ago when, with a personal fortune of about $30 billion, Bill Gates was the richest man in the world. Musk just lost 6.66 times that much money in about a month or so. Pretty soon Elon won’t be able to afford the eight dollars for his blue check mark.
Things have gotten so bad at Twitter HQ that employees have started bringing in their own toilet paper. That’s all part of Musk’s “brilliant” “cost cutting strategy.” This is what the “genius” of Tesla and SpaceX has come to. Like Donald Trump, Elon Musk is a child of wealth and privilege, a phoney with no real qualifications apart from what he claims about himself. A lot of fools believed him. A lot of fools still do.
Now to the part about Musk being a coward. Have you ever noticed that Republicans like Donald Trump, his stupid son Don Junior and people like Ted Cruz often insult and belittle people weaker than themselves? Recall, for example, how many times in the past Trump tweeted (and now “Truthed”) disparaging libels about people who are too weak to hurt him? Recall how Ted Cruz lost his spine and joined the parade of Trump sycophants after Trump called his wife ugly and claimed his father participated in the Kennedy assassination? That how cowards behave. Elon Musk is just such a coward.
One of Musk’s latest tweets claims that he is now going to put Dr. Fauci in prison. This will happen, according to Musk the “genius,” as a consequence of his releasing the “Twitter files.” He will be releasing these Twitter files, according to a tweet he made 5 hours ago (as I write this), “later this week.”
So, now I’m going to make another prediction. The release of the “Twitter files” will have absolutely no bearing whatsoever on Dr. Fauci’s legal status. More than that, it won’t cause the elderly doctor a single moment of embarrassment or even inconvenience.
In fact, I don’t think Musk is going to release anything at all. I think this is nothing more than a Trump-style empty threat or false promise, like when Trump promised to release a “beautiful” replacement for Obamacare, or when he promised to release his infrastructure plan, or his taxes, or any number of claims he made that he was going to make good on in “two weeks.” This is just Elon Musk’s two weeks. And as is true with phoneys like Trump and all the other Republicans, nothing will ever come of it.
And that’s okay, because just as Musk got away with lying about stepping down pending the outcome of his poll, Musk will get away with not producing a single shred of evidence against Dr. Fauci. Because Elon Musk is nothing more than a liar, a coward, a loser and a fake. Just like Donald Trump. And, as ever, ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, comrades and friends, stay safe.
Robert Harrington is an American expat living in Britain. He is a portrait painter.